Monthly Archives: April 2016

Interior Design Senior Amy Hufford Named IIDA 2016 Student of the Year

Award-winning interior design student Amy Leigh Hufford ’16 was at work on Friday, April 29, when she got a call from her mother that a woman from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in Chicago wanted to speak with her. …

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PhilaU Students Mentored Local Students for May 4 Showcase on Homelessness

Assisted by Philadelphia University community service work-study students, Impact Philly will hold its final showcase on the issue of homelessness on Wednesday, May 4, 9 a.m. to noon in the Kanbar Performance Space. Since Impact Philly’s inception in fall 2015, …

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PhilaU Honors Mike Ternosky and Student Designers at Fashion Show: Roxborough Review

Philadelphia University fashion design seniors gave their collections a turn on the catwalk and Obey Clothing designer and alumnus Mike Ternosky was honored April 21 at the University’s annual Fashion Show, The Roxborough Review reported April 28.

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PhilaU Fashion Students Rule the Red Dress Runway to Promote Heart Health

Philadelphia University student fashion designers rocked the runway at the annual red dress fashion show sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) on April 27 at the Mütter Museum. A panel of judges, including Jay McCarroll, PhilaU fashion design alumnus …

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Textile Design Alumna Betsy Olmsted Finds Success With Surging Colors: Susquehanna Style

Betsy Olmsted, who received her master’s in textile design at PhilaU, has found success through her use of surging colors and organic, intuitive approach, noted a profile in the May 2016 issue of Susquehanna Style. Olmsted, who designs such things as …

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PhilaU Senior Wins JAZ Tank Award for Smart Glasses to Help Hearing Impaired

Philadelphia University industrial design senior Renee Kakareko won $5,000 to further develop oLIVE Devices, her company that provides “smart” eyewear for the hearing impaired, at the 2nd annual JAZ Tank pitch competition held April 27 in the Kanbar Campus Center. …

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PhilaU IIDA Campus Center Earns Two Top Honors

Philadelphia University’s student International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Campus Center has won two top awards from the association: the Excellence in Education Award and the Excellence in Membership Marketing and Recruitment Award. The Campus Center Awards recognize outstanding achievement in …

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PhilaU Student Pitches “Smart” Glasses for Hearing Impaired at Venture Fair: Philadelphia Inquirer

Industrial design senior Renee Kakareka pitched her oLIVE Devices smart glasses to help hearing-impaired students at the 18th annual Venture Fair, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 27. “A fluent signer and industrial design senior at Philadelphia University, she dreamed up …

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PhilaU’s Design Publication SPACEWORK Wins Franklin Award for Excellence

Philadelphia University’s SPACEWORK 02 won a Franklin Award for Excellence in the category of “catalog: over 32 pages including cover” in the 2016 NeoGraphics Competition. The annual design publication produced by students in PhilaU’s College of Architecture and the Built …

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‘Art of Recovery’ Exhibit Examines the Complexity of Eating Disorders

Philadelphia University’s Community and Trauma Counseling program will host “The Art of Recovery,” an exhibit created by women in recovery from eating disorders, on Tuesday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space and …

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